I don't mean to whine or complain, but I wish everyone would remember how difficult it is to accomplish the simplest of tasks in the developing world.
We established e-mail contact with the rest of the world a few years ago and strangely that has made one of the biggest differences in both success and frustration. We may receive a message or news instantaneously . . .but it sure takes longer to implement things.
Currently to travel to the coastal city where most of our supplies come in takes 4 hours, this includes fording a river that ranges from inches to several feet in depth and crossing a mountain range. The distance...39 miles of muddy road! (yes, that's about 10 miles an hour)
The good news is this year that we have lots of activities scheduled in the coming weeks. . .including several teams working on both physical improvements and teaching opportunities. Get ready everyone, it's going to be an exciting few months!